Quick question for all you NICU peeps
On my unit we have a lot of CVC's...especially Broviacs and PICC lines. It is standard protocol that every baby with a CVC is on prophylactic nystatin (a swab to their mouths) My question is....why? Do CVC's cause thrush? Or are they worried about fungus from the mouth somehow infecting the bloodstream? I've worked here a year and my old hospital never did this. Nobody was able to explain this during orientation and now I just feel silly asking after giving it for so long
Anybody else work on a unit that does this? Thanks a bunch!